Blueberries are a favorite fruit here at Western Market! Known for their fabulous health benefits, convenience and versatility, these tasty little berries have a lot to offer in a very small package.
Blueberries have only 80 calories per one cup serving, and they are full of cancer-preventing anti-oxidants, Vitamin C, and dietary fiber.
Some people like their blueberries raw, grabbing a handful and munching away. They can also be purchased frozen and are used as an ingredient in many recipes. Consider our recipe for Blueberry French Toast, or search the internet for recipes like: Blueberry Muffins, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Pancakes, Blueberry Jam, Blueberry Smoothies, and Salad with Blueberries in it.
To find the perfect blueberry, look for those that are firm, dry, smooth and plump. Size is not as important as is color when picking fruit at the height of ripeness. The color should be deep purple-blue to blue-black.
Our Produce Manager Steven hand-selects batches of blueberries to bring into the store when he goes to shop at Eastern Market and the Produce Terminal nearly every day. Check out this video of Steven picking out only the best for our customers. You can also see if blueberries are among the sale items this week on our Weekly Specials Page.